Mark’s role as Assistant Dean is to ensure that the human and physical resources and professional services available to students and staff in the College of Liberal Arts reinforce and extend the student experience and are aligned with the academic strategy.
Mark provides leadership on the business planning cycle, encompassing budget planning, staff recruitment and development, student numbers planning, space acquisition and development plus oversight of all devolved budgets and the determination of resource allocation to promote strategy delivery and to improve efficiency.
Mark provides leadership to the professional services teams within the College and acts as the operational interface with the principal central business services (HR, Finance, Quality, IT, Estates etc). Mark is a member of the College Leadership Team and University Senior Management Team, which he chaired between 2014-2016.
- PhD Human Geography, University of Birmingham, 1999
- MBA (Higher Education Management), UCL Institute of Education, 2014
- BSocSc (Hons) Cultural Studies (Media, Culture & Society), University of Birmingham, first class, 1995.
- Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
- Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
- Associate Fellow, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Other external roles
- External Examiner: Staffordshire University
- Editorial Board Member: Journal of Geography in Higher Education; Planet.
Areas of expertise
- Human, Social, Cultural Geography Sustainability
- Higher education management, reform and restructuring.
I welcome applications for research degrees in any aspect of human, social and cultural geographies, especially those with interdisciplinary links.
Research and academic outputs
McGuinness, M, Fincham, B and Murray, L (2010) Mobile Methodologies. Palgrave McMillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230594425
McGuinness, M, Fincham, B and Murray, L (2010) 'Conclusion: mobilising methodologies.' In: Fincham, B, McGuinness, M and Murray, L, eds. Mobile methodologies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230594425
McGuinness, M (2004) 'Geographies with a difference?: citizenship and difference in postcolonial urban spaces.' In: Blunt, A and McEwan, C, eds. Postcolonial geographies. Continuum studies in geography . Continuum, London. ISBN 9780826477507
McGuinness, M (2001) 'Are you afraid of the dark?' In: Howes, N, ed. We are no longer ourselves: Rut Blees Luxemburg, Effie Paleologou, Sophy Rickett. The Gallery/Site Gallery/Turnpike Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon/Sheffield/Leigh. ISBN 9781899926909
Hall, T, McGuinness, M, Parker, C and Toms, P (2017) 'Student experiences of multidisciplinarity in the undergraduate geography curriculum.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education. ISSN 1466-1845
Where's the Geography department? The changing administrative place of Geography in UK higher education
Hall, T, Toms, P, McGuinness, M, Parker, C and Roberts, N (2015) 'Where's the Geography department? The changing administrative place of Geography in UK higher education.' Area, 47 (1). pp. 56-64. ISSN 1475-4762
The leaves beneath my feet: comparing children's descriptions of their journey to school by travel mode
McGuinness, M (2010) 'The leaves beneath my feet: comparing children's descriptions of their journey to school by travel mode.' Qualitative Researcher, 12. p. 12. ISSN 1748-7315
McGuinness, M (2009) 'Putting themselves in the picture: using reflective diaries in the teaching of feminist geography.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 33 (3). pp. 339-349. ISSN 1466-1845
Simm, D and McGuinness, M (2005) 'Going global? Long-haul fieldwork in undergraduate geography.' Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 29 (2). pp. 241-253. ISSN 1466-1845
Simm, D and McGuinness, M (2004) 'Crisis resolution of student-led research projects at distant localities.' Planet (13). pp. 8-11. ISSN 1473-1835
Simm, D and McGuinness, M (2003) 'Linking teaching and research through departmental research conferences for student project work.' Planet (11). pp. 21-24. ISSN 1473-1835
McGuinness, M (2002) 'Chasing a ‘loose and baggy monster’: almshouses and the geography of charity.' Area, 34 (1). pp. 48-58. ISSN 1475-4762
McGuinness, M (2000) 'Geography matters? Whiteness and contemporary geography.' Area, 32 (2). pp. 225-230. ISSN 1475-4762
McGuinness, M (1997) 'Thinking about Birmingham and the new European reconstruction.' Cultural Studies from Birmingham, 4. pp. 61-92. ISSN 0964-1882
McGuinness, M and Gough, G (2014) The Bath Spa model: creativity, multidisciplinarity and sustainability at BSU. In: Embedding Education for Sustainability in a Creative and Multi-disciplinary Context, 25 March 2014, Newton Park, Bath Spa University, Bath, England.
McGuinness, M and Parker, C (2012) Interdisciplinary learning: listening to the student voice. In: Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society 2012, 3 July - 5 July 2012, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Barratt, R, Barratt-Hacking, E, McGuinness, M, Barratt-Hacking, E and Black, P (2011) Developing a community place-based curriculum through science and technology. In: Association for Science Education Annual Conference, 5 - 10 January 2011, University of Reading.
McGuinness, M (2007) Everyday urban mobilities: capturing children's travel worlds. In: Developing ‘mobile’ methods, 12 June 2007, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales.
Simm, D and McGuinness, M (2006) Home and away: integrating research and teaching through local and overseas fieldwork. In: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, September 2006, London.
McGuinness, M (2006) Childs-eye perspectives on the journey to school. In: Cycling and Society Annual Conference, April 2006, University of Chester, England.
McGuinness, M (2006) 'Oooh, what a picture!': designing a mobile methodology for capturing children's travel experiences. In: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 2006, London.
McGuinness, M (2004) Landscapes of sustainable mobility. In: Cycling and Society Research Group Symposium, 2004, Centre for Mobilities Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.
McGuinness, M (2003) Landscapes of mobility: geographies of culture. In: Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, September 2003, London.
McGuinness, M (2016) Judith Okely, 'Anthropological practice: fieldwork and the ethnographic method' [book review]. Qualitative Research, 16 (4). pp. 485-486. ISSN 1741-3109
McGuinness, M (1999) 'Towards cosmopolis: planning for multicultural cities' by Leonie Sandercock [book review]. Area, 31 (2). pp. 187-188. ISSN 1475-4762
McGuinness, M (1998) 'Production of culture/cultures of production' edited by Paul du Gay [book review]. Service Industries Journal, 18 (4). pp. 170-171. ISSN 0264-2069